Journal Club #35: Feeding Kratom to Goats

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #35: Feeding Kratom to Goats

Dr. Jon and Brian explore a study out of Thailand where goats meat goats ate feed supplemented with dried kratom leaves. What effect did this have on the goats body weight, cholesterol, blood, and feed conversion ratio? Even if it does work, will farmers be able to afford kratom as a feed supplement, given the newly legal market in Thailand?

Also we look at a case of serotonin syndrome after a 63 year old man on multiple medications introduced kratom without consulting his doctor. Then we talk about Tom Segura and kratom.


  • Chanjula, P., Wungsintaweekul, J., Chiarawipa, R., Phesatcha, K., Suntara, C., Prachumchai, R., Pakdeechanuan, P., & Cherdthong, A. (2022). Effects of Supplementing Finishing Goats with Mitragyna speciosa (Korth) Havil Leaves Powder on Growth Performance, Hematological Parameters, Carcass Composition, and Meat Quality. Animals : an open access journal from MDPI, 12(13), 1637.
  • Eudaley, S. T., Brooks, S. P., & Hamilton, L. A. (2022). Case Report: Possible Serotonin Syndrome in a Patient Taking Kratom and Multiple Serotonergic Agents. Journal of pharmacy practice, 8971900221116009. Advance online publication.

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